AC Schnitzer BMW 1-Series police tuner
The Association of German Car Tuners, as illegal as it may sound, has unveiled their latest concept car creation for their “TUNE IT! SAFE!” initiative, designed by BMW tuners AC Schnitzer. The 1-Series diesel coupe police car is intended to promote safe tuning, as opposed to the outright banning of modified cars, like in some countries.
The 2010 BMW 123d Coupé was provided by the manufacturer for the initiative, also supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport. Most of the accessories were supplied by AC Schnitzer.
The AC Schnitzer ACS1 2.3d, as it is now called, has an upgraded the 2.3 D engine to 241 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The police car has a 6-speed automatic transmission, and can do the 0-100 kph acceleration run in 6.7 seconds.
The latest AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor are fitted with tyres from sponsor Hankook. Sports suspension lowers the ride height by 30 mm. The bodystyling kit consists of a two-piece front spoiler, rear skirt insert, rear wing, side mirrors and rear roof spoiler. The “LEDayFlex” modern daytime running lights and roof flashers from Hella complete the look. To give the BMW the essential, authentic look of a “real” police car, Foliatec supplied the original stickering.
The AC Schnitzer ACS1 2.3d Coupé will be on display for the first time at the 2009 Essen Motor Show in Germany this week. The AC Schnitzer accessories used in the car are also sold separately, and select BMW dealers in the UAE and GCC offer them with full warranty.